Victor Clube and Bill Napier, Basil Blackwell.
five days in late June 1975, a swarm of boulders
the size of motor cars struck the moon at a speed
of 67,000 miles per hour. On 30 June 1908 an object
crashed on Siberia with the force of a large hydrogen
bomb. The moon was also struck on 25 June 1178 struck,
this time by a missile whose energy was ten times
that of the combined nuclear arsenals of the world.
Why late June? What is the nature of such events?
And what threat do they pose to mankind? The authors
aim to reveal the answers in this book. They argue
that rains of fire visit the earth from time to
time, destroying civilizations and plunging mankind
into Dark Ages. They uncover a lost tradition of
celestial catastrophe, and underpin these claims
with foundations based on the latest discoveries
in space. They produce a risk assessment which reveals
that civilization could well come to an abrupt end,
destroyed by a rain of fire followed by an icy,